Oh yeah, I liked that speech at the end of Blade Runner — I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Metal bands in metal boxes. The devastating aftermath of IASOS: twisted bodies strewn about in an empty hall. I watched girlseekers and molegloves wander out of their UFOs... was this Rutger Hauer or are these the vague impressions of nearly a decade’s worth of KRAAK fests?
And now, nothing.
No Feyenoord, no Eurovision!? My pal Justin’s going to be especially bummed out to hear Dead C/Mosquitoes isn’t happening. I haven’t found the courage yet to tell him it’s all gone to shit. But let’s be honest, I don’t need THAT much to make it through the weekend.
What I take away from this book (and much of Céline’s work) is not so much all the misery and the dirt, but how there’s a next page to every impossibly hopeless situation. The most optimistic thing you can read in 2020?
So Lon Chaney’s crazy. Is he really going to saw his arms off for a date?
By now, this weekend’s BONEYARD MATCH at Wrestlemania has flooded the internet. However, the more mind-melting piece of pro wrestling as performance art happened in Japan. Shiozaki defends against aging MMA veteran Fujita in a hotly anticipated title match. The staredown that follows is one for the ages. Too bad there were no fans present to walk out on this.
A wild place to ride out these harsh & brutal times is EYE film museum’s YouTube channel. It’s a grab bag as the clips range from newsreel footage to 1910’s comedy shorts.
The clips are usually uploaded without sound, but making your own soundtrack shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for anyone reading this.
There’s so many good records you can blast indoors to make it through this isolation. So instead of picking out one, I put together this mix.
See ya in the pit!